The effect of two phototherapy protocols on pain control in orthodontic procedure—a preliminary clinical study

@article{Esper2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of two phototherapy protocols on pain control in orthodontic procedure—a preliminary clinical study},
  author={Maria {\^A}ngela Lacerda Rangel Esper and Renata Amadei Nicolau and Em{\'i}lia {\^A}ngela Lo Schiavo Arisawa},
  journal={Lasers in Medical Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={657-663}
}
Phototherapy with low-level coherent light (laser) has been reported as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory as well as having a positive effect in tissue repair in orthodontics. However, there are few clinical studies using low-level LED therapy (non-coherent light). The aim of the present study was to analyze the pain symptoms after orthodontic tooth movement associated with and not associated with coherent and non-coherent phototherapy. Fifty-five volunteers (mean age = 24.1 ± 8.1 years) were… CONTINUE READING